Private jets boost for golfers
USE of a sponsor’s private jets is easing some concerns for Australia’s top golfers about returning to play on the PGA Tour next month amid the coronavirus crisis in the US.
The Tour plans to resume from its shutdown on June 11 at the Charles Schwab Challenge in Texas, making it only the second major sport to restart in the US after UFC returned in Florida on the weekend.
With more than 80,000 deaths and almost 1.4 million cases of covid-19 in the country, as well as state-by-state restrictions on gatherings, there are significant fears about professional golf returning next month. Former world No. 1 Jason Day and five-time Tour winner Marc Leishman admit they have hesitations but will lean on mutual sponsor NetJets for private planes to travel to and from tournaments.
“We’re lucky to be able to fly private, so that’s one area I don’t have to worry about,” Day said.